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Old 09-10-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Habitat of Elusive Northern Squid Documented

Habitat of Elusive Northern Squid Documented
ScienceDaily
Aug. 5, 2010

Habitat of elusive Northern squid documented
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New research is shedding light on the preferred habitat of the northern squid, Gonatus fabricii -- a key but often overlooked species in Arctic marine food webs.

Squid, along with octopus and bobtail squid (Rossia spp.), play an important role as prey in Arctic waters for species such as narwhal, beluga, seals, cod and Greenland halibut. But, says Kathleen Gardiner, a PhD candidate in the Biological Sciences Department of the University of Manitoba and co-author of a paper in the online edition of Polar Research, little is known about their preferred habitats. Gardiner is remedying that gap by...
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